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Lake Hills

Lake Hills Community, East Bellevue, WA

Located in the middle of East Bellevue, the 1960’s Lake Hills community is one of the oldest areas of West East Bellevue.

Originally populated by Boeing engineers attracted by the ‘then spectacular views’ and new design of the 1960s homes, the area is now largely populated by a younger generation of young professionals often with school-age children. And those sapling trees planted over a half-century ago have matured to largely obscure the yester-year views of Lake Washington.

One thing hasn’t changed however, and that is the proximity to freeway transportation that the centrally located area once offered to Boeing engineers, and now presents for the technology-driven jobs in the area.

But, don’t get me wrong… there’s still a subculture of those famous engineers alive and well in the area.

Kelsey Creek Farm Park

410 130th Pl SE Bellevue, WA Kelsey Creek Farm Park   The Kelsey Creek Farm consists of 150 acres of forest, meadows and wetlands located in the heart of Bellevue that offer a glimpse of this city’s rural past. Winter/Spring 2013 programs and events Summer 2013 programs and events Sheep Shearing at Kelsey Creek Farm – April …

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Lake Hills Greenbelt Produce Stand

Absolutely THE place for fresh flowers!  Plus, delicious fresh produce and fruit. And, just a delightful way to end your drive home from work. Situation in the Greenbelt, the Produce Stand captures a sliver of rural history. A chance to just look around and say, ‘Ah….’. The Lake Hills Greenbelt Produce Stand operates from mid-June through …

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Lake Hills Library

  Now ‘OPEN’ to the public, the long-awaited new Lake Hills Library offers the community a well-designed and functional asset for education and meeting spaces. According to the City of Bellevue:  The library design incorporates dynamic materials and textures to create a warm and inviting environment that encourages gathering. A natural color palette is accented by …

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Pike Street Market

Yes, I know it’s not in Lake Hills, Bellevue…  However, it is definitely an integral part of living in the Northwest – I just couldn’t resist including this information. Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington Pike Place, one of America’s most famous markets, attracts a mix of tourists and locals who come to browse or to …

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The Blueberry Farm

Originally started in the 1940’s, the Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm is noted for its location next to rows and rows of blueberry bushes. In 2001  Bill Pace Fruit and Produce took over operation of the market stand by combining fruit from Bill’s own orchard in Yakima, and those blueberries from the Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm. Now the market also carries a …

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Lake Hills Evergreen Park

Tucked away on Lake Hills Blvd just east of the new Lake Hills Library, one can easily drive past Evergreen Park and not even notice that it’s there. But near-by residents are wise to this community asset… Parents can be observed watching their children utilize its play equipment, while teens, Dads and friends let off steam on the basketball courts.  Compact and well-designed, …

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